Photo: Pete Gilbert
This open air event in St John's Churchyard, off St John's St., in Bedminster (Google map) is for people to meet and have fun. There will be a chance to
It's clear from experiences elsewhere that organised groups of people are successful in improving their local environment.
Bikini Life Drawing Poster
In the next few weeks Paul Witt, Nina Griffee and Tim Nurse will be hosting Bikini Life Drawing sessions on the Bristol Urban Beach.
Weather permitting, the timings are as follows: (all 90 minute sessions):
All artists need to bring their sketchbooks and materials down with them.
This is a great opportunity for artists to practise their skills, and gives the general public an opportunity to join in too, without having to travel far.
Two Programme Coordinators are required at Picture This, in Bristol. These are both maternity cover posts, with pay of £16,000 p.a.
Picture This produces visual arts projects harnessing its unique understanding of moving image technology and contemporary culture. Picture This' new space has recently opened in Bristol.
They are seeking two coordinators, one full-time and one part-time, to produce a programme of commissions, exhibitions and events covering separate maternity leave periods starting from September and December 2007. The successful candidates will have relevant experience and qualifications and be passionate about working with artists, audiences and arts organisations.
Homecoming is an Open Exhibition inviting all Bristol artists to submit works which respond to the idea of ‘Home’. As a counterpoint to the ‘Travel’ themed Southbank Bristol Arts Week 2007, this autumn’s SBA Open exhibition at the Grant Bradley Gallery invites all Bristol artists to submit previously undisplayed works in any medium (including music, film and performance) that embody their response to the idea of ‘Home’. It is hoped that the theme of this Open Exhibition will stimulate the production of new work by artists living/working in Bristol (BS postcode).
To mark the end of smoking in English pubs, one of the SBA artists, Cliff Hanley, has recorded a piece of music (mp3 format, 3.81 MB) that expresses his unique opinion.
More about Cliff and his work can be found on his website.
This years trail was as ever a success, despite the best efforts of the rain. Thousands of people turned out over the two days of the trail to walk around Southville, Bedminster and Ashton to see work by local artists exhibited in their own homes or in local galleries and shops. And the following Performance Week was similarly popular. For people who weren't lucky enough to get around and see it all for themselves we managed to get an army of valiant volunteers to wander around and photograph it for you. The rather fine results you can see in all their glory on Flickr in a special group set up just for this purpose. http://www.flickr.com/groups/sbaartstrail007/pool/show/
Thanks to all the photographers who took part and uploaded pictures to the group!
Photos by Laurence Ketteringham
A poem by Mark Sayers (© Mark Sayers)
Were I an artist, I'd paint with such skill
A portrait of you sat on the ground floor
Of Southville's Centre on trim Beauley Road.
Your smile would make any man's heart explode,
Fire any suitor right down to the core, . . .
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Photo: Gary Jones
Last year a dedicated team of photographers wandered around the Arts Trail snapping away at the people having fun looking at all the art on display. The results were a fantastic collection of images that showed the diversity of art on display as well as being a unique record of the weekend.